(New York, NY) – Calling all animal lovers! Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Anthony Anderson hosts Animal Planet’s all-new weekly talk show ANIMAL NATION WITH ANTHONY ANDERSON, with a special preview to air following Puppy Bowl on Sunday, February 5 at 5PM followed by the series premiere in its regular Friday timeslot beginning February 10 at 10PM. From viral animal video highlights, discussions about the most buzzed about pop culture phenomena, this show celebrates the many sides of animals and people who love them.
Each week, celebrities, comedians and animal experts join Anderson to discuss some of the hilarious, shocking, and emotional animal happenings in the world. Celebrity guests accompanied by their furry companions include, George Lopez, Bellamy Young, Cheryl Hines, Jerry O’Connell, Dermot Mulroney, Loni Love, and more. Also, joining the guest lineup are Animal Planet’s own exotic animal handler Dave Salmoni and Jackson Galaxy host of My Cat From Hell.
ANIMAL NATION WITH ANTHONY ANDERSON offers some of the most spontaneous moments when Anthony comes face-to-face with extraordinary and exotic creatures. Anderson and his sarcastic sidekick, Tina the Brain Coral, voiced by actress and comedian, Tiffany Haddish, also curate entertaining and curious animal videos while comedian correspondents report from the field.
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ANIMAL NATION WITH ANTHONY ANDERSON is produced for Animal Planet by Comedy Dynamics. Brian Volk-Weiss, Cisco Henson, Jeff Cesario, E. Brian Dobbins, Edwin Zane and Michael Pelmont are executive producers for Comedy Dynamics. For Animal Planet, Keith Hoffman is the executive producer and Pat Dempsey and Sarah Russell serve as producers. The series was developed by Animal Planet’s Kurt Tondorf.
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About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series RIVER MONSTERS, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES and TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the home of provocative and award-winning specials and documentary films presented under the banner ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS. Animal Planet’s programming also includes quarterly tent pole TV events PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV on Super Bowl Sunday, and MONSTER WEEK. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for animal lovers and pet owners, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Animal Planet assets including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US, that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; Animal Planet social including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports content across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from Discovery VR, Seeker and SourceFed Studios, as well as over-the-top and TV Everywhere offerings including Eurosport Player, Dplay, Discovery K!ds Play and Discovery GO. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.